Leveling Up Learning: How Esports is Revolutionizing Education and Collaborative Spaces

Explore the transformative impact of esports on education and collaborative environments. The session delves into the role of gaming culture and competitive gaming in enhancing teamwork, problem-solving, and digital skills, positioning it as an innovative tool for modern education and the fostering of collaborative spaces. Furthermore, the webinar will cover various design strategies for creating high-functioning esports learning spaces.



Learning Objectives

  1. Define Esports: Provide a comprehensive overview of esports, emphasizing its structure, significance, and role in contemporary digital culture.
  2. Identify Benefits of Esports in Schools: Explore the various ways in which integrating esports into educational settings can enhance student well-being, including physical health, cognitive skills, and social engagement.
  3. Outline the Five Zones in an Esports Space: Describe the design and purpose of five distinct zones within an esports environment that support gameplay, stress reduction, social interaction, productivity, and performance, highlighting their contribution to a safe and conducive learning environment.
  4. Define Design Drivers for Esports Environments: Discuss the key design considerations that make esports spaces beneficial for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of students and educators, ensuring a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment.

Broadcast Date

March 20, 2024, 2:00 pm (ET)

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Meet the Presenters


Dalton Jones
Director of Esports

As the Director of Esports Integration at PowerUpEDU, Dalton has over 10 years of experience in technology implementation, including a 7-year stint as an infrastructure engineer for AT&T. He's spent 3+ years specializing in education technology, equipping him with unique insights into enhancing learning through tech. With 26 years of gaming and 6 years of esports experience, Dalton bridges the gap between traditional education and the gaming world. His additional 2-year background in gaming content creation brings innovation to his role, as he identifies learning opportunities through gaming and crafts educational content to support these initiatives. Committed to enriching education through esports, Dalton is a seasoned professional with a holistic skill set.


Dr. Christina Counts
MiEN Environments
VP of Education

Dr. Christina Counts, Vice President of Marketing & Education at MiEN Environments, brings over 23 years of diverse educational experience. Starting as a classroom teacher and evolving into various leadership roles, she is now a leading expert in developing flexible, collaborative learning spaces. Dr. Counts, who holds a doctorate in K- 12 Educational Leadership and is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner, combines strategic vision with practical insights in her writing and leadership, significantly impacting teaching methods and student outcomes.